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Marta studied Political Science and Media & Journalism at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and has developed her journalistic career working for the Portuguese newspapers Diário de Notícias, Correio da Manhā and media outlets in Brussels. She is a freelancer for the Brussels Morning newspaper and the Parliament Magazine, and is also engaged in delivering communications services and EU policy research for different consultancies in Brussels. A former Blue Book trainee of the European Commission, Marta has a keen interest in EU and global affairs, and experience in reporting and interpreting information. Whenever she can, Marta loves traveling, exploring nature and learning about regenerative agriculture. She is also quite enthusiastic about space ventures and the cosmos.

6 April 2022

Will your city be the capital of smart tourism in 2023?

Cities across Europe are competing for recognition for their outstanding achievements as tourism destinations.  1. European Capital of Smart Tourism The European Commission’s initiative dubbed European […]
5 April 2022

EU is looking for the 2023 European Destination of Excellency

The European Commission has launched the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) 2023 competition. This initiative rewards the best achievements in sustainable tourism and green transition practices […]
4 April 2022

Tourism and the ability to innovate

1. The universe of the Tourism sector is mainly composed of micro, small and medium-sized companies, primarily inserted in an ecosystem of hotels, bars, and restaurants. […]
4 April 2022

EU to do ‘whatever it takes’ to build back solar energy manufacturing

More solar panels need to be built in Europe to reduce dependency on Russian gas, says the EU. Last Thursday, EU’s energy commissioner Kadri Simson said […]
4 April 2022

What measures has European Tourism taken to help Ukraine’s refugees?

The European Travel Commission (ETC) stands in solidarity with Ukraine and remains ready to support the Ukrainian people fleeing conflict. The ETC praises the ongoing efforts of its […]
1 April 2022

Shift from short-haul to rail brings limited benefits, study says

Transport, especially aviation, has come under increased scrutiny due to the global necessity of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieving EU and global targets. A […]
31 March 2022

European Airline CEOs call for urgent action to assist aviation recovery and support decarbonisation

Two years since the Covid-19 pandemic began in Europe, and five weeks after the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Airlines for Europe (A4E) CEOs are navigating […]
31 March 2022

EU approves Thalys-Eurostar merger

On Tuesday March 29th, the European Commission gave the green light to the takeover of the French-Belgian Thalys by the French railway company SNCF. Thalys was […]
31 March 2022

EU takes one more step towards making sustainable products the norm

Yesterday, the European Commission presented its proposal on the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI), an important step forward in ensuring all products placed on the EU market […]
31 March 2022

EU urges Member States to stop selling ‘golden passports’ to Russians

On Monday March 28th, the European Commission issued a recommendation urging Member States to repeal any existing investor citizenship schemes (also known as golden passports) and […]
30 March 2022

10 reasons why trains are the best way to travel through Europe

Planning a Eurotrip is no small feat, considering how many landmarks there are to see and things to do. You have to limit your options by […]
29 March 2022

How can EU national cycling strategies promote EuroVelo and sustainable cycling tourism?

Eight EU member states have made clear references to EuroVelo in their national cycling strategies, setting goals for the further development, promotion, digitalisation and economic exploitation […]
28 March 2022

Luís Mira: “Portugal’s food chain faces a double challenge: severe drought and the war in Ukraine”

Portugal is currently facing a very difficult situation due to the extended drought and the war in Ukraine, both of which have led to an astounding […]
28 March 2022

Adoption of Digital Markets Act a ‘silver lining’ for European hoteliers

EU lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement last Friday 25 March 2022 which will lead to the definitive adoption of the Digital Markets Act (DMA). European […]
24 March 2022

EuroVelo 5 to connect Brussels with Europe by bike

This week the EuroVelo 5 – Via Romea (Francigena) cycle route was inaugurated in Brussels by Mobility Minister Elke Van den Brandt, Member of the European Parliament Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg and senior […]
24 March 2022

What impact does the war in Ukraine have on European tourism?

As European tourism has started its path towards recovery following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the sector is now facing a major crisis with […]
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